Search Results: "Andrea White"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVING ANTARCTICA by Andrea White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Some nice characterization and connection with historical explorers, but closes with an emptiness reminiscent of reality TV itself. (end note, bibliography) (Science fiction. 10-14)"
This tale of five 14-year-olds in a life-endangering reality show sustains tension through the middle, but ends weakly. Read full book review >

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WINDOWS ON THE WORLD by Andrea White
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will be eager for the sequel, so they can learn more about the logic of Chronos time travel and follow the next steps in Shama's fateful journey. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
If you could save one person in history from dying prematurely, should you? Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"The spellbinding story, lashings of suspense and stalwart heroine will draw in fantasy fans and keep them reading until the bitter ending. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Nail-biting suspense is the hallmark of this long fantasy novel, from the terrifying prologue to the shocking epilogue. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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THE WHISPERING TREES by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This title has all the ingredients—a doughty heroine and her admirable younger brother, an unreliable guide who can't stay the same age for long, and a heavy 'ick' factor—to keep readers glued to it. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This fantasy follow-up to A Path Begins (2014) continues the story of 12-year-old Kara Westfall and her brother, Taff, who escape their village by riding the mare Shadowdancer into the surrounding Thickety. Read full book review >

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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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WELL OF WITCHES by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This stirring adventure set in an intriguing world will keep readers riveted; series fans, beware: do not start this book close to bedtime. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This third in the Thickety fantasy series provides particulars of the geography and culture of the mainland the siblings travel through to rescue their father from the witch Grace's final curse. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >